Tania's story

When Tania* was robbed on a busy street, her confidence was destroyed. She talks about why she decided to take part in a restorative justice conference with her mugger, and what it gave her back.

Viv's story

When Viv and her husband were burgled, it came at a particularly difficult time. But one of her first thoughts was how committing the crime would affect the young offender's life. Viv explains how her determination to help this young man to turn his life around has made such an impact.  

Jazz Hands – Restorative approaches at St Richard's CE Primary School

Jazz Hands is a filmed reconstruction of an incident where three primary school girls fall out in the playground over a dance routine. The headteacher uses an informal approach in the playground to resolve the situation.

Restorative justice for victims of serious crime would save £185 million

Offering restorative justice to victims of serious crime would save £185 million over two years by reducing crime.

In 2010, the Restorative Justice Council (RJC) and Victim Support presented the case for restorative justice to justice minister Crispin Blunt.

Department for Education report recommends schools develop a restorative ethos and culture

Findings of this 2011 report by Goldsmiths, University of London for the Department for Education recommended that schools consider developing a resorative ethos and culture, citing its effectiveness in preventing bullying. 

Restorative justice disposals are "what works" according to Inspectorates report on out-of-court disposals

A 2011 report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies and the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate on out-of-court disposals, which account for one in three of the 1.29 million offences brought to justice each year, concluded that "restorative justice appears to work well, and is well-l

Restorative Justice: Time for action

Restorative Justice: Time for action is a 2011 paper from the Criminal Justice Alliance that sets out what restorative justice is, the benefits of restorative justice, and how it can be implemented across the criminal justice system.

Department for Education guidance: Preventing and tackling bullying – highlights restorative justice

In October 2014, the Department for Education published Preventing and tackling bullying – Advice for school leaders, staff and governing bodies to help schools prevent and respond to bullying.

David's story

When David's son Adam died from injuries sustained when he tried to stop a fight, the family knew they had to do something positive to cope with their grief. This is their story.

Children's Commissioner highlights restorative approaches as best practice in preventing school exclusions

The Children’s Commissioner, Dr Maggie Atkinson, highlighted restorative approaches as good practice in managing pupils with challenging behaviour in her 2012 report into schools exclusions, They never give up on you.